Happy Friday, people!
Today has been a slight struggle in the movement department. My quads are still shot after my intense workout at Unite on Wednesday, but I managed to make it down there again this morning for a good upper body session.
Snacks n Lunch
After Unite, I met up with Kat to act as a shopping advisor. Although we didn’t end up having too much luck in the clothes department, we found success with coffee! 😀
We went to Joe, and I ordered an Americano misto, which is an espresso with hot water, and topped with steamed milk. Since my coffee consumption has been limited to Wawa lately (it’s 1/3 of the price), this legit hot beverage tasted pretty luxurious.
Kat and I parted ways around noon, as she had a Pure Barre class to attend, so I stopped by Trader Joe’s on my way home to grab a snack.
In addition to some Fage 2% yogurt, I got some frozen mango, plain 2% yogurt, almond butter, and bananas. I know TJ’s is recalling a lot of their nut butters, but I’m planning to ignore that and keep on truckin’. I figure it would have affected me by now, considering how much nut butter of theirs I consume.
Friends, we are going to have a serious chat about nut butter soon, because my obsession is out of this world. PB2, Dark Chocolate PB, Almond Butter, and Cashew Butter, all in one week?!
I’m considering renaming this blog to: “Nicole is Nuts”.
Alrighty, moving on to a couple of things I’ve been loving this week!
Salty Crunchy Snacks
I don’t know what’s sparked salty and crunchy cravings, but I’ve been all about it lately. Thankfully, I’ve been able to find some reasonably healthy snacks to fit the bill 🙂
Usually I go for pre-popped popcorn at school, simply due to convenience (Angies’ Boomchickapop is a huge fave), but since I have easy access to a microwave here, I’ve decided to go for the slightly cheaper option: microwave popcorn!
I walked right on by the cracker aisle at Trader Joe’s today, knowing all too well that if I stopped and bought some, that they would become lunch/dinner/every meal for the next couple days. Come on, Nicole, let’s get some veggies in there.
I’ve been listening to his Spotify station non-stop, mostly while doing work, and I’ve been loving all of his songs.
My favourite songs are Stay With Me, Money On My Mind, and Latch. (They’re also the 3 top songs on his page on Spotify).
Workout Capri Pants
Usually I’m a shorts girl, but I’ve begun putting capri pants into the rotation a little more often. I’ve found them to be great for spinning because they don’t ride up and cause pain in sensitive areas, and for wicking away sweat.
Alright, time to get out of bed (I tried to take a nap, but that didn’t work too well), and go play squash with Nabilla! Some serious foam rolling time is going to be in order this weekend, and fortunately I found an actual foam roller in the apartment, so I don’t have to resort to a vodka bottle and candle like last time.